Seaford squandered their chance at promotion with a terrible run of form in the springtime, spoiling what had looked to be a promising season.
The side had only avoided the drop on the final day of the previous campaign, but a hard-fought win over St Vincent's Hospital on the opening day made for the perfect start, even if it was followed up by an unlucky defeat at home to CIE Ranch. Back=to-back wins over Lucan United - courtesy of a stunning Andy Roe winner - and Dunboyne put the side in good shape ahead of a series of cup ties in September.
There were mixed fortunes in penalty shoot-outs against higher-ranked opponents, as Seaford took the scalp of Tolka Rovers one week, but were beaten on spot kicks by Bangor Celtic the next, and later in the season they would suffer the same feat after a brave display away at Booth Road Celtic in the Ryan Cup.
There was a wobble in league form, with poor Seaford performances punished by ruthless finishing in defeats against Inchicore and Beggsboro, but the side bounced back with a terrific spell of fprm in the winter, drawing with runaway leaders St Kevin's Boys, before narrow home wins over Verona, Kinamanagh and Dundrum were followed by another on the road at Dunboyne.
But then things went off the rail badly. Leading away against nearest rivals Inchicore, Seaford missed a couple of glorious chances to kill the game off and the home side battled back to win it late one. Alan Burns's team were still in good shape, but their margin for error was further eroded by a defeat at Verona, and disappointing draws against relegation battling Dundrum and Vincents,
It meant that the trip to Kilnamanagh was vital for Seaford, but the west Dublin outfit were comprehensive winners on the day, and another abject defeat at home to Lucan was the final nail in the coffin, even if some pride was restored by a decent display in defeat at champions Kevins, and by a final-day thrashing of Beggsboro that finally ended the winless streak.
Majors Matches 2018/19
Majors Statistics 2018/19
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